I think that this is a good decision on both the user(s) and author(s) ends. I have absolutely no problem at all with buying ebooks from this site- especially if they are offered at a discounted price from the authors. If that were to happen I must say that I would use this site for ALL of my ebook purchases (currently I use Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders and Sony's Adobe Digital Editions). I would also love to leave feedback and reviews on the books I read/buy and think that it would be great to hear what others have to say about books so I know a little bit about them (this would also help increase author sales and get the books recognized). I am totally FOR this idea.
I agree 100%Question... so say, I buy a book from this site... then post the file to share with others, that's ok? Would said author then still get upset b/c lets say it gets 75 downloads, and they are still unhappy it was shared? That's all i am confused on. I would totally rather buy direct from the auhor's or this site.
I'd actually LOVE a dedicated board for reviewing and promoting authors. I've thought about messaging the admins about it regardless, since a lot of non YA books, I really only like reading them based on recommendations. I do feel this board would have to be heavily moderated, as with 2 boards people don't post correctly there. I've seen book requests in random parts of this site too. so i'm sure they'd leak on over to that. I don't know that we'll find a middle ground. But it should be said that not all authors are against sharing, but i'd say the majority are. I do like the idea of giving them, basically free advertising. I have no qualms whats so ever with honoring my favorite writers that way, and I'd hope with all the downloading going on here no one else would either. If nothing else comes from this thread I'd like to at least see a review/promote board. I'd also go as far as to not allow downloads on that thread, again so it stays true to the point ( if that's possible), as just reviews promotion. and to help keep the requesters out. I'd say links to the page on the forum where the book may be would be okay.
To Authors: 1. A dedicated board for authors where they can engage their audience, promote new books etc. 2. A dedicated section for reviews and ratings, which they can syndicate with their blogs, other sites. 3. Ability to offer discounts and special offers to STP users directly i.e. cutting the middle man out.And we request our users to: 1. Be polite and respectful to the authors whose hard work we enjoy 2. Buy books using the discount and special offers offered on the site, so that authors also get something back in return for their hard work. 3. Leave reviews and feedback so that authors are able to understand their audience better.
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